This is the list of best places to visit in Manali in 2020 . It has all the dream places of Manali which you should visit when travelling to Manali in 2020.
Specialities of Manali 2020
Kwality Sher e Punjab ( Best restaurant in Manali). Mittha – most famous street food . Lugdi or Chang (Famous Local drink)Total Budget for 2 people including hotel accommodation and adventure experience- Around 25000/- Indian rupees(around 400 dollars)
1. Solang valley
One of the most famous and visited place of Manali which is known for its adventure sports and beautiful mountain sites. Situated 14 km from the main town of Manali. This place hosts exciting adventure sports which will make your life moments and is a must visit for people who seek for adventure and is at first spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020. Adventure sports like parachuting, paragliding, Zorbing, Skiing, Horse riding and many more are here.
Best time to visit –
Depends on you whether you want to enjoy winter adventure sports like skiing best time is November to February
And to experience hot adventure sports like horse riding and other best time is May to August.
The entry is free of cost and you have to pay for adventure sports only like cost of paragliding -600 to 1800 rupees per ride
Cost of Zorbing -500 rupees per person
Timings-9 AM to 5 PM
Places to eat treat-
Solang Holiday Restaurant and Hotel (Best place to stay and eat in Solang valley)
Italian pizza hut- Cheesy,mouth watering pizza which will make you fall for it. Budget-250/- for two.
Binda Tea Stall- The warm,hot delicious tea along with schezwan maggie is great and budget friendly. Budget- 100 /- for two.
2. Rohtang pass
One of the most renowned and top tourist attraction situated at a height of 3978m and 51 km away from main town lies the Rohtang pass. This place is amazing to hangout with friends, family and taking pictures are just memorable. This place has beautiful scenic view which makes it ideal place for perfect Instagram photography and is at second spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020. .
Rohtang pass is famous for hosting two big Bollywood blockbuster and iconic movies ‘Jab we met’ and the every youngster all time favourite ‘YEH JAWANI HAI DEEWANI’ .In winters the Rohtang pass is closed due to heavy snowfall i.e. from November to May. It opens on 1 June and the Pass permit cost around 400/-Indian rupees for petrol vehicle and 200/- Indian rupees for diesel vehicles. Also the Rohtang pass is closed on Tuesday.
Adventure activities like trekking, hiking at places like
The Manali – Lahaul pass is the most famous trek , The Rohtang pass trek along with night camping with bonfire . Also it stages exciting thriller adventure sports like Snowboard skiing which cost around 300/- Indian rupees per person, Mountain biking and more.
Best time to visit-
June to October
Timings – Open all the time.
Places to eat treat-
Café Rohtang Top – Delicious and mouth watering food
Café Live- Great place for Chinese, Continental food with great ambience and beautiful music.
Tasty Bite- Exquisite , Enjoyable, Less expensive and great food.
3. Beas Kund Trek
Trekking and hiking are the two major things which are on everyone’s checklist while visiting Manali. This trek is the perfect trek for adventure seekers and is at third spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020.
The Trekking package ranges around 7600 /- Indian rupees per person which will include an expert of trekking, medical health supplies, breakfast, lunch, dinner, camping along with bonfire and interaction with international hikers.
The trek will start from the Solang valley from where you will go to Dhundi through Beas river and spend the night camping after which you will go to Bakarthach where you will the natural beauty of the landscape and flowers following to the Bhoj Patr and later ‘The Beas Kund’ which is considered as mythological significance of Sage Vyas. On the last day the return journey will start from Beas Kund and end at the starting point Solang valley.
Time required for trekking- 3 to 4 days
Best time to visit- Mid May to Mid October
Important note- Carry your own water bottle and some food supplies also a lot of warm cloth and a perfect hiking bag.
4. The Great Himalayan National Park
One of the latest national park established in Manali is vast and has great variety of wildlife animals which will behold you . Here you can take pictures of different species of animals , experience Jeep Safari and here you can camp inside the national park, isn’t it exciting to be in between the wildlife?! It’s great! This place is said to have almost 500 different species of animals and is a quite and peaceful place and is at fourth spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020. .
Cost- 50 /- Indian rupees per Indian person
200/- Indian rupees per foreign travellers.
Timings – 7 AM to 5 PM
Open on all the days
Places to eat treat- Local food station are present along with dine in restaurant.
5. Hadimba Temple
Located in hills of Manali , Hadimba Temple is at fifth spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020 and is devoted to Hidimba Devi mother of Ghatothkach. This temple is surrounded by beautiful cedar forest and is covered with snow during winter. The construction style of this temple is totally different as it wooden doors,walls and has cone shaped roof . This is a place of worship for Hindu devotees as it as mythological significance with the Hindu epic MAHABHARATA. This place is peaceful , quite and a place to worship with God and make ourselves relax. This place has historical as well as social and religious importance.
Cost- No entry fees
Timings – 9 AM to 5 PM
6. Vashisht Baths
Situated inside Vashisht temple, Manali , this is a hot water spring made for tourists to relax themselves and make themselves warm in the chilling cold winter of Manali . It holds medical importance of getting rid of skin irritation and other diseases and followed by the gorgeous sandstone temple. This place has separate baths for men and women and is surrounded by small shops and food stalls and is at sixth spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020.
Cost- 35 /- Indian rupees for 30 minute private bath.
Timings- 9 AM TO 8 PM
7. Jogini Waterfalls
A mesmerising waterfalls which soothes the eye sight and is a place to capture beautiful moments. This place is a host to click pictures and capturing yourself standing on the rocks and the flowing water passing your feets is at seventh spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020. Open all the time of the day. It is situated at a height of 160 m and is surrounded by beautiful orchards. Jogini Waterfalls is a must visit for adventure seekers and nature lover.
It takes around 3 to 4 hours to climb the jogini Waterfalls,So carry your phone to click some beautiful pictures to fill your life moments and social media account! This place has small tea stalls serving hot tea along with snacks and this place is also considered as one of the most romantic place for couples.
Open 24 hours .
8. Manali winter carnival
As its the new year this list would be empty without discussing about this carnival. This carnival helds in January and hosts enormous number of events, live shows, skiing competition ,band performance, folk dance and many more thrilling activities and is at eight spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020.
The carnival parade at mall road where mass crowd gather march together and dance and enjoy and get to know each other
Voice of Winter
This is live concert where local singers take part to outperform their talent.
Winter Queen Competition
A beauty contest where gorgeous unmarried women or girls of Manali take part and judged by jury of members on the basis of overall personality, thought about society and future development plans.
People from all over the Manali come and take part and dance on Indian music and enjoy the experience.
Small short acts are performed on different topics of social importance where students perform according to their script.
9. Van Vihar and RIVER RAFTING in BEAS RIVER
Van Vihar is surrounded by high rising deodar trees which cover the most of the area and makes the place ideal to sit in the shadow of tree and spend time with your loved ones and is a beautiful garden to adore. This park also has man made lake where boating is available and while boating enjoy the beautiful green landscape and make your eyes comfortable is at ninth spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020.
Entry fees -5/- Indian rupees per person
Cost of boating- 30/- Indian rupees per person
Best time to visit-
In summers between March to June and In winters covered with snow blanket between October to December.
The white water river rafting in Beas river is breathtaking and once in a life time moment , which make you feel goosebumps and will give you the greatest thrill you ever imagined off!
Cost of River Rafting- 2500/- Indian rupees for 2 people.
10. The Mall Road
This place is famous for its roadside market which holds different varieties of clothes,spices, furniture, and many more things. This road is one of the busiest place in Manali as people coming from different places gather here to buy different and special items of Manali.
Mall road , Manali is at last spot in our list of best places to visit in manali in 2020. is lined with different restaurants, bars hotels , commercial centres and numurous number of shops because this place is like the souk valley of Dubai as it is also the major shopping site of the city. The shops stores a large variety of products ranging from Kashmiri shawls, woollen caps, rugs, jewellery to wooden furniture, books and spices.
The Mall Road has something for everyone, like it has shopping zones like Hong Kong Market, Thai Market, Dragon Shopping Complex, Lama Underground, Shangri La Shopping Complex, New NAC Market and Snow Lion Underground Market.
Top restaurants and places to eat –
Fat plate cafe
Lazy dog launge
Blue elephant cafe
Kwality Sher e Punjab ( Best restaurant in Manali)
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